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Prepare To Worship: Sunday, December 1


At LBC, we want to make it easy for you to jump in and worship on Sundays. We believe a big part of this is coming to Sunday service prepared! Each week, we provide the sermon text, some discussion questions, the songs we will sing, and anything else we think you need to know to prepare your heart to worship the Lord this Sunday!


This week we are beginning our Advent Series: "What Are We Waiting For? Anticipating the Return of Christ!"

This week, we'll see some of the promises God made in Isaiah 9:2-7.

Sermon Text:

Isaiah 9:2-7 Is. 9:2    The people who walked in darkness

have seen a great light;

those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,

on them has light shone.

3 You have multiplied the nation;

you have increased its joy;

they rejoice before you

as with joy at the harvest,

as they are glad when they divide the spoil.

4 For the yoke of his burden,

and the staff for his shoulder,

the rod of his oppressor,

you have broken as son the day of Midian.

5 For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult

and every garment rolled in blood

will be burned as fuel for the fire.

6 For to us a child is born,

to us a son is given;

and the government shall be upon his shoulder,

and his name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and of peace

there will be no end,

on the throne of David and over his kingdom,

to establish it and to uphold it

with justice and with righteousness

from this time forth and forevermore.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.

Discussion Questions:

1. What promises of God do you notice in this passage? How are they fulfilled?

2. How do the promises of God help you through difficult circumstances?

3. What do the descriptions of the child say about him?

4. How do we know these promises are certain? Is there anything that leads you to doubt God's promises?

Songs We Will Sing:


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